Entries from December 2012

What I read in 2012 (ish)

December 31st, 2012 · No Comments

Ok, I admit it. I did not keep a record of what I read and my memory is … um…. not what it used to be, so this is more a note about the best things I think I read in 2012 (or perhaps late 2011). Deathless Catherynne Valente I’d previously read The Girl Who […]

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Cats, talking and otherwise.

December 21st, 2012 · No Comments

No, I’m not going to talk about my cats (of which I currently have none). I’m not going to talk about other people’s cats (much as I am fond of them). This is the next installment of “Influences” so I’m going to talk about books about cats and about writing about cats. As a child, […]

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Speculating Canada Interview up now

December 5th, 2012 · No Comments

My interview on Speculating Canada is up now. Many thanks to Derek for his thoughtful questions. Check out the other interviews on the site as well, especially the recent one with Helen Marshall, whose “Hair Side, Flesh Side” collection is currently in my “to read’ pile.

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Bond Girls

December 2nd, 2012 · No Comments

At a planning retreat for my day job, we were all given a Bond Girl alter-ego. I was lucky enough to be Diana Rigg’s character from “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”. Sadly, I’m not in the least like either the Divine Ms. Rigg or her character. Sigh. But this picture is definitely going on the […]

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